Indobatis ori

(Wallace, 1967)

Black legskate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Anacanthobatidae

Reference of the original description
Wallace, J.H. (1967)
The batoid fishes of the east coast of Southern Africa. Part III: Skates and Electric Rays. Investigational Report Oceanographic Research Institute, 17, 1–62

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Anacanthobatis ori, Springeria ori

Indobatis ori
Holotype: SAIAB: 8343 (old: ORI B188) ; Paratype: SAIAB: 8344 (old: ORI B187);

Description :

Citation: Indobatis ori (Wallace, 1967): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Indobatis ori (Wallace, 1967); ZMH 25930; juvenile male; 222 mm TL; © Dr. Simon Weigmann, Elasmobranch Research Laboratory, Hamburg, Germany
Common names
eng Black leg skate, eng Black legskate, por Raia preta

Short Description
A dark smooth-skinned legskate with a long, slender tail greater than body length; snout angular with broad-based filament; pectoral disc with rounded corners and no large thorns or denticles except for alar spines on adult males [536]. Legskates have pelvic fins separated into a mobile leg-like front lobe, and a rear lobe that may be fused to the tail base [536]. Uniformly grey-black or brownish above, lighter below [536].

Western Indian Ocean: off Mozambique and off Madagascar [20512]

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous. Distinct pairing with embrace. Young may tend to follow large objects, such as their mother [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
429 mm TL [20512]

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1000 - 1725 m [20512]

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